Meaning of CASCADE in English

[cas.cade] n [F, fr. It cascata, fr. cascare to fall, fr. (assumed) VL casicare, fr. L casus fall] (1641) 1: a steep usu. small fall of water; esp: one of a series

2. a: something arranged or occurring in a series or in a succession of stages so that each stage derives from or acts upon the product of the preceding "blood clotting involves a biochemical ~" b: a fall of material (as lace) that hangs in a zigzag line

3: something falling or rushing forth in quantity "a ~ of sound" "a ~ of events"

[2]cascade vb cas.cad.ed ; vi (1702): to fall, pour, or rush in or as if in a cascade ~ vt 1: to cause to fall like a cascade

2: to connect in a cascade arrangement

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